Body Composition Measurements During Pregnancy
Body composition is of particular interest during pregnancy, because the additional calorie increment estimated as necessary during pregnancy (about 250–300 kcal/day) is determined to a large extent by the amount of additional fat thought to be stored. Weight gain recommendations for pregnancy also assume certain fat changes occur during normal pregnancy.
KeywordsBody Composition Body Density Total Body Water Lean Tissue Body Composition Measurement
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